Five arrested for interrupting police raids


Police in its recent action against drug dealings in Handwara has arrested a drug peddler at a checkpoint and recovered a contraband substance from his possession. Police said that besides drug peddler, four persons were also arrested when they attacked police party with stones and lathies in an attempt to prevent the lawful search for the contraband substance at a house of a drug peddler.

The police spokesman said that cops at a checkpoint established at TRC Crossing Handwara intercepted a Santro Car without registration number and arrested a drug peddler identified as Prince Parvaiz Hanji, son of Parvaiz, a resident of Maratgam. He was taken to Police Station Handwara where he remains in custody. Contraband substance Heroin concealed in polythene has been seized by the officers from the car. However, the other person in car managed to escape who was identified as Sahil Shafi Banday, son of Shafi Banday, a resident of Maratgam.

Case FIR No. 199/2019 under relevant sections of law has been registered and further investigation has been initiated in the matter.

As per the disclosure of arrested person, a police party from PS Handwara was deputed to recover and seize more contraband substance from the house of the arrested person at Maratgam but inmates pelted stones and attacked police party with lathies to circumvent the lawful search for contraband substance. Four persons were arrested on the spot after strenuous efforts, Police said.

In this regard, a case FIR No 200/2019 under relevant sections of law has been registered and investigation has been taken up.

Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt as per law, Police said.


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